Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Car that Runs on Nothing but Air?

What are the logistics of a lightweight car running on nothing more than compressed air? Are we as humans ready to embrace the idea of our emissions being nothing more than the air we already breathe? Is it safe, secure, probable? Can we refill the canisters as they are now or will they be tossed in a landfill? Will the big oil companies making millions ever understand the need and desire to run on zero?

The creator, Guy Negre of MDI*, claims the car will go up to 100 miles on a single charge, it can go at about 60 miles per hour and they are currently working on installing the generator (which runs on compressed air) into the car so the compressed air that runs the vehicle will cycle back through to run the generator which will cycle back through to provide air fuel to the vehicle; a perfect loop of self sustained refueling with zero waste, zero emissions.

Why not check out this short three and a half minute video and then please leave a comment letting me know what you think about this. Personally I say bring it on America, let’s not be last in line for such a cool concept with an even cooler price tag!

* please note the website is in French but the visuals and videos are well worth it even for those who can not read the language.

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